Almost a year ago, I had a small group of women meeting in my home.
We were doing a six week Bible study and each week the ladies drove on that windy road to get to my place with Bibles and food in hand.
We had a good time studying God’s Word together and
eating getting to know one another better.
There were about 8 to 10 of us meeting on any given study night and we sat around on one of my couches or chairs, got comfortable and chatted.
During our time, one of the girls noticed that I was always adjusting and moving our sectional. It is a second hand sofa that was an answer to prayer. I literally asked God to give me a couch like this and not soon after, I saw this couch on the front of neighbor’s lawn for $100. I was grateful for this couch so I didn’t complain.
But the sections would never stay together. The little bolts that were supposed to hook one couch section to another and keep them there weren’t doing their jobs.
The sections of the coach were constantly coming apart.
I was constantly pushing them back together.
When my friend asked me if I’d tried to have the couch fixed, I told her that I had no idea where to go or who to call to deal with such a thing.
She suggested I try velcro.
That was a year ago.
Just last week I realized that my list of random stuff to fix around the house had gotten a little long, so I made the call to our handyman.
Fixing the couch was one of the things on my list for him.
When he arrived and I asked him if he thought he could figure out a solution.
He wasn’t sure that he could.
It was his opinion that I needed to go on a mad hunt for “couch people” who knew how to service couches.
I remembered the velcro idea and decided to try it.
I put it a little here and a little there…
And wouldn’t you know… it worked!
One whole year later, I made the decision to try a super simple solution that a friend gave me long ago.
And I’ve been enjoying such peace not having to constantly push that couch back together.
Sometimes it’s the simple things that we just don’t get around to doing.
And as soon as we do it, we realize that we should have just done it sooner.
We have peace.
What is God asking you to do?
What are you convicted about doing?
What simple instruction, principle, guideline, or action have you made an unnecessary delay in tackling?
Let’s pray about that.
“Let’s ask God for the courage to do what He’s asking us to do – even down to the simplest thing.”